Saturday, 14 January 2017

California (MEGA) Gulls!

Exciting times in the Golden State at the moment.
ROSS'S GULL 2nd record
Not forgetting the recent EURASIAN KESTREL 2nd record.
Back to Earth.
I tried hard today to locate a Glaucous Gull but there was a distinct lack of large Gulls around. I managed a few year ticks the best being a Stonechat at "the sewage" The prize came late afternoon as I drove Snakey. I saw an owl in the distance, great, my Barn Owl year tick. No wait...wings look long and appears dark? A closer inspection revealed a cracking Short-eared Owl!!!
Texas pic...
American Kestrel

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